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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon


Patriot Day
September 11, 2014

Father in Heaven,
We look to you for peace
in a world filled with anger.
We look to you for hope
in a world filled with despair.
We look to you for love
in a world filled with hatred.
May a world shattered by violence
find healing in your strength.
O Merciful Lord,
Guide our future with your wisdom.
Bestow tranquility on our world.
Bring compassion to our hearts.


Sheila Ebbels Appreciation Day
and “Hallelujah Chorus”

Sheila Ebbels Appreciation Day
September 7, 2014

All parishioners are invited to join Sheila in the parish center for a special Community Sunday following each mass in appreciation for all of her devotion to the music ministry for the past 15 years, and as a farewell as she begins her retirement.

To commemorate Sheila’s successful years with the Music Ministry, the 11:00 Choir professionally recorded their singing of “Hallelujah Chorus,” a piece they were not able to perform when Sheila first joined St. Peter’s due the low choir membership numbers she inherited. “Hallelujah Chorus” represents to them Sheila’s success in building up the choir so they were able to sing this grand piece in 4-part harmony. Sheila restored the Music Ministry’s importance to the liturgy, and for that the 11:00 Choir will be forever grateful. The recording was uploaded to a beautiful silver music box inscribed with a sentiment from the 11:00 Choir. You can listen to the recording here:


Fall Food Drive
September 6/7

Fall Food Drive
September 6/7

We will be conducting our fall food drive on the weekend of September 6 and 7. Please being donations to the Gathering Space on Saturday evening or any time up to 2 PM on Sunday. All nutritious food will be gratefully accepted, but especially needed are canned meats and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, canned and dried beans, rice and baby food. Also: paper goods, personal hygiene products and diapers. Thanks for your support.



 M.O.M.S. Group
Apple Picking

Apple Picking
Thursday, September 25th

Come join the M.O.M.S. group on an apple picking adventure to Demarest Farms on Thursday, September 25th at 10am.

The fee is $10 per person, children 2 years and under are free. Space is limited.

Please contact Megan Tankard at megzrn61178@gmail.com to reserve your spot!



Catholic’s Divorce
Healing Program

St. Peter’s is pleased to announce the return of an exciting program for men and women who have suffered from divorce. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a 12-week program featuring 30-minute DVD sessions each week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single — and much more. Whether you were divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, the program offers valuable insight for everyone. Contact Colleen Haerle or Kathy LaMere at colirishgirl@aol.com.


New This Fall:
The Catholicism Series

The Catholicism Series brings the beauty, goodness and truth of the Church to life so that you can better understand and share your faith. With creator and host Father Robert Barron, you will learn:

WHAT Catholics believe and WHY

CATHOLICISM  is a multimedia study program designed to help you feel the depths of conviction that touch the heart, illumine the mind and stir the soul.  You will be immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs and practices of the Catholic tradition.

Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:00
Parish Center

October 2 –December 11
Free to all parishioners of St. Peter the Apostle


or email EBowen@saint-peter.org


Journey Through
the Gospel of Mark

On the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, the Church will enter into a new liturgical year. The seasons of the liturgical year helps us celebrate the life, death and resurrection – the Paschal Mystery – of Jesus.

In the upcoming year, we will hear the Gospel stories of Mark. If you would like to learn about Mark, we invite you to join us as we Journey Through the Gospel of Mark. We will meet on:

Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.
Parish Center
October 27th through November 24th
(the five weeks leading up to Advent)

Please bring a bible with you. If you do not have a bible, one will be provided for you. Contact Chris Black at: cblack@saint-peter.org or 201-261-3366 x206, if you have any questions.

Register Online:



Beat the Winter Cold!
Caribbean Cruise

Join St Peter’s on a 10 day Caribbean cruise out of NY on January 21-30, 2015 aboard the Norwegian Gem!

Ports include San Juan, St Thomas, St Maarten, and Tortola.

Available cabins -  inside $875, outside $1,045, and balcony $1,295. This price includes all port charges and taxes.

All that is required at this time is a $250 deposit check per person. Balance will be due at the end of October

We will also be receiving a $25 per person shipboard credit. For information and reservations contact Bob Setzer 201-712-9272.

Hope you’ll be joining us.


St. Peter’s

The quilters will start meeting again on September 9, 2014, in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  We will find a job for everyone.

The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark.

For more info call Marge Haggerty at 201-262-0389 or email margity@verizon.net.


September GIFT Gatherings
Confirmation Candidate Signup

September 13/14 GIFT Gatherings

Confirmation Candidates
please sign up here:



Parish Carnival
Volunteers Needed!

St. Peter’s 3rd Annual Parish Carnival
September 25-28

Your help is needed to make this year’s Carnival another great success for the parish. Sign Up for all kinds of fun jobs:



Parish Carnival
Pre-Sale Ride Tickets / Raffle

Get ready for our Third Annual Carnival to be held on September 25th through September 28th.

As always the Carnival promises to be a great time for people of all ages. The games of chance will be back as will the rides and the food. We have added some new games and rides for this year!

We are selling Pre-Sale Ride tickets at a 50% discount if you buy them ahead of time, available in the rectory or every Sunday after Mass.

We will also be holding our Carnival Raffle. This year the prizes are for a Shopping Spree of your Choice.

The grand prize is $5,000.00 in gift cards to up to three (3) stores of your choice

Second Prize is $2,500.00 in gift cards to up to three (3) stores of your choice

Third Prize is $1,500.00 in gift cards to up to three (3) stores of your choice

Only 1000 tickets will be sold, with half already purchased. If you want your chance at a shopping spree of your choice, buy now!

Look for the Carnival Committee Members in the Gathering Space after mass!


Care for Creation:
Hackensack River Cleanup Day

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
or 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch provided

As part of a community effort, and in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of creation and the environment, St Peter’s is joining with the River Edge Environmental Commission in a cleanup of the Hackensack River on Saturday October 11.  All are invited — families, teens and young adults, adults of all ages. The Hackensack Riverkeeper will provide supplies for cleanup in the river or along the shore. Boats are available or bring your own kayak or canoe.


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Sponsored by JustFaith Ministries (MBertani@saint-peter.org) and the Offic of Faith Formation (FaithFormation@saint-peter.org)


Parish Food Pantry

Open every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 for anyone in need. Food Pantry is located at the back of the parking lot.

The food pantry is in need of the following items:
• Non perishable food items
• Shampoos, soaps, deodorant and toothpaste for men and women

Please bring your items to the Gathering Space on your way into mass. The donations can be placed in the blue storage cart located next to the doors leading into the Parish Center. Thank you as always for your generosity to your parish family and neighbors in need. Please do not bring into the rectory.

If you would like to join this parish ministry, please contact Carl Fazio at 201-803-3329


Journey Retreat

Open to all women who have attended Cornerstone
from 1996 – 2012